- Energy consumption per unit of gross domestic product in Serbia is four times higher than in Central Europe and continues to increase.
- The transformation of the energy sector from dependency on fossil fuels towards climate-friendly production and more efficient use of energy poses major financial challenges to Serbia.
- Lack of funds in the Serbian energy sector prevents the financing of urgently needed investments, especially in the area of modern environmental technologies.
- Energy production, which is based primarily on lignite, is harmful to the environment as well as the climate due to high pollutant emissions.
- The enormous potential for the use of climate-friendly energy generation has hardly been exploited so far.
Development of a locally sustainable bioenergy market by improving capacities and framework conditions for sustainable bioenergy use. The project involves the conversion from fossil to biomass boilers fired with wood.
- is considered an important building block for the EU integration of Serbia,
- contributes to CO2 and SO2 emission savings,
- enables the development and use of renewable energy resources and thus the reduction of fossil fuels,
- improves access to climate-friendly, efficient and reliable heat supply,
- stabilises Serbia’s energy supply through increased diversification in power generation,
- reduces polluting energy imports,
- with its signal character has positive effects on Serbian investments in renewable energies,
- makes a contribution to global climate protection.